Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text.

Crane, Ralph and Wood, Danielle (eds.).

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The authors have selected around 60 unusual objects from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and tell something of their stories in texts old and new. Here are baskets made by aboriginal women in the 1800s; a Thylacine rug; Helene Chung's bicycle; colonial scrimshaw; and contemporary photographs. Brilliant.


SKU: 9781925603965


A handsome full-colour book pairing unique items from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery with selections of original writing about the southern island. Indigenous dispossession, a cruel penal history, gay-rights battles; exceptional landscapes, unusual wildlife, environmental activism; colonial architecture, arts and crafts, a thriving creative scene -- all are part of the story of Tasmania. And they find their expression in the unparalleled collection of Hobart's TMAG. In Island Story, Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood select almost sixty representative TMAG objects- from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film star's travelling case. Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the island everyone is talking about.

Book Details

Author Crane, Ralph and Wood, Danielle (eds.).
Format PB
Publisher Text Publishing Co
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Number of Pages 256
Publish Date 1/10/2018
Catalogue Jul19
Catalogue book number 7014